Competitors in the 2012 48 Hour Film Project for San Jose were given a required character to include in their movies. For the 2012 competition, the character supplied was “Joe O’Kane, a commissioner.”
The real-life Joe O’Kane is the former film commissioner for San Jose and he was delighted to have the nearly 30 films contain some version of him as a character. (The teams made him into a police commissioner, a party commissioner, and a “commissioner of piñata quality assurance.”)
This film was the City Winner, and also Joe’s personal pick for “Best Joe O’Kane”.
The filmmaking team, Fish Eye Films, is known for several standout entries in the Bay Area #48hfp circuit.